Thursday, November 22, 2007

"Minnesota Ruts Experiment Part 3"

The night before Thanksgiving, I took part in the open mic/jam session known as the "Ruts Experiment" at Minneapolis' legendary Lee's Liquor Lounge. The backing band is Al Subola's Rockabilly Quartet - and I muddled my way through Hank Thompson's "The Wild Side of Life" and Charlie Rich's "Sittin' and Thinkin'". My friend Karli Sande joined in on "Jackson." This was a "sit in and see what happens" sort of thing -- with no practice whatsoever -- though there were lyric "cheat" sheets (thank goodness!). A few notes are a little shaky, and Karli and I missed a few lyrics (look at us juggle that lyric sheet!), but this was a heck of a lot of fun. Thanks to Jessica for shooting the video. Thanks to Premium Grain Belt ("The Beer of Exceptional Quality") for the courage. Watch and listen, if you dare....

"Wild Side of Life"

"Sittin' and Thinkin'"


1 comment:

Rusty said...

It's funny. I associate "Sittin' and Thinkin'" with the Elvis Costello album, "Almost Blue." It's a good version. I don't know the Charlie Rich version.

I guess that's like someone saying they really like that Carpenters' song, "Please Mr. Postman."